Biology

Scientists Bring 1,500-Year-Old 'Zombie Moss' Back To Life

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have brought a living thing back from the dead after 1,500 years spent frozen in life. Unfortunately, the lifeform returned to life is n...

Racism: Is It Inherent or Learned?

Yasmin Ahmed | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Ahmed

Race is a social paradigm. It does not intrinsically draw a parallel with our prototypes of anxiety or distrust or phobia, despite the fact that it can develop into one. Thus it is within our authority to foster a social order whereby race is not a profound construct.

Cells Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A new 3D imaging technique is enabling scientists to view cells like never before without using dyes or even disturbing them. The method uses conve...

STUDy: Dogs Evolved To Look Like Human Babies

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Dogs might have evolved to look like cute human babies, a study has suggested. In the study, rescue dogs that were best able to pull on the heart s...

Expand Your Mind in 2014 with the Salon Revival

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

We've all got resolutions for 2014, some of them we might even keep beyond January. But if you are looking for something new this coming year, how about attending salons? Building on an illustrious heritage, the modern salons are cultural showcases that cover a range of subjects from the worlds of science, the arts and psychology.

My Top 14 Bonkers Things About the World

Marcus Chown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Chown

My latest book is about everything... from finance to thermodynamics, sex to special relativity, human evolution to holography. In researching and writing it, I began to appreciate more and more what a wonderful world we live in -one far more incredible than anything we could possibly have invented. Here are just some of the bonkers things I learnt.

DNA Breakthrough Could Lead To 'Elixir Of Life'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Tech

A DNA breakthrough has lead to new hopes that we might one day fully understand the ageing process - and be able to slow it down -- or halt it altoget...

LOOK: One Lecturer's Unconventional Method Of Teaching Science

The Huffington Post UK/WENN | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One university lecturer has figured out a way to get her students interested - getting one of them to strip off and pose as a living display. Dr. C...

Love Alive in Art: The Artist's Ardor Springs from Nature

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my younger days, I savored each drop of my education - every lesson was a shining gift to be unwrapped, and my mind was eager to take them in. I still recall with such clarity the day my class learned about Luther Burbank, a pioneer of agriculture and a true reveler in Nature's glory.

Students Stripped Of Biology A-Levels As Teachers 'Helped Them Too Much'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of students will be stripped of their A-levels because they were given an unfair advantage by teachers, it has emerged. Biology pupils at ...

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?

Why Is Preserving Biodiversity Important?

Maria Sowter | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK
Maria Sowter

A diverse ecosystem means a productive ecosystem, as each small part that makes up the larger whole plays a vital and important part in keeping the machine functioning. With millions of species in the world, biodiversity is one of our biggest economic resources for medicine, food and natural materials.

Sex In Space 'Could Be Lethal'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Tech

Sex in space could be lethal, a study has announced - and not just because doing anything that vigorous in a pressurised tin can 220 miles above Earth...

Battle Filmed Inside Mouse's Lymph Node Wins Microscopic Film Prize

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech

A microscopic video depicting the immune response in the lymph node of a mouse has won a prestigious photography prize. The video by Dr Olena Kamen...

Michael Rundle

Personalised Medicine Is Almost Here, Says Nobel Prize Winner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech

Personalised medicine is almost here, according to the 2012 winner of the Nobel prize for medicine. Shinya Yamanaka was jointly awarded the 2012 N...

Are Men Just Better at Technology?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

Many people still don't believe that women are equipped to understand tech. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are all considered natural 'boys'' subjects. Women break computers, men fix them. Women use technology, men create technology.

Should We Save the Panda?

Matthew Hatchwell | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK
Matthew Hatchwell

Perhaps the poor panda's problem is that it is neither directly useful to humans like cows, sheep, potatoes and apples (whose populations have thrived alongside those of humans), nor has it ever been simply domesticated. Does another species need to be directly useful to humans in order for us to justify its survival?

The Panda: Is This Goodbye?

Simon Watt | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Simon Watt

Giant pandas are charismatic, fascinating creatures. From a biological perspective, I find them so very interesting. I really like them. And yet, I think it may be the time to let them drift off into extinction or, at the very least, reconsider our approach to their conservation. I do not say this lightly.

Bacteria 'Produces 24-Karat Gold From Toxic Chemicals'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a bug which produces pure gold. The team at Michigan State University say that they found the bacteria Cupriavidus metall...

Skin Deep

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home

An exhibition which puts preserved human bodies on public display will open in a busy shopping centre on Sunday. Bodies Revealed, which caused a se...

IN PICTURES: Funny Exam Answers Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Whoever thought a cervix diagram could look like Nala from The Lion King? Well, one desperate biology student evidently had an epiphany during thei...

Have the Birds and the Bees Been Replaced With Sex Toys?

Sophia Moseley | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Moseley

When someone recently told me a local secondary school used a dildo to demonstrate how to put on a condom during their PSHE (personal, social and health education) class, my jaw hit the floor with incredulity.

How The Face Forms In The Womb (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Looking like the gently pulsing contents of a lava lamp or the various angles of an ancient gargoyle, this video actually shows the development of a c...

GENE DOPING: THE NEXT FRONTIER IN PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT?

Dr Cristiana Velloso | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Cristiana Velloso

The anti-doping laboratory at the 2012 Olympics will work around the clock to test over half the competitors for drugs. Its task in future years, however, may become more challenging, with a new threat to the integrity of competitive sport on the horizon: gene doping.

It's Life, But Not As You Know It

Melanie Hick | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Tech

This is life, but not as you've seen it before. This strange underwater creature with two curved "Mickey Mouse ears" has won the 2011 Olympus BioScape...